DIRGE, the new extreme metal band featuring ex-SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass, THE DOOMSDAY SOCIAL drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA), vocalist Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, bassist Brian Paz and guitarist Matt Szlachta, will support STATIC-X on the following dates:
May 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
May 20 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
May 21 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
May 22 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 23 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
May 25 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 28 - Little Rock, AR - The Village
May 30 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
DIRGE has finished recording 13 songs for a spring 2009 release via an as-yet-undisclosed label. Edsel Dope (DOPE) produced the effort alongside Chris Djuricic (Studio One). The CD will feature guest appearances by Corey Beaulieu of TRIVUM and Michael Angelo Batio of NITRO fame.
Shaun previously described the upcoming CD as "one well-rounded album; from shreddin solos and flying double bass to machine-gun riffage, this album really has it all, and is hands down the best album I have ever made; no bullshittin' here, people."
DIRGE has played shows alongside such acts as GOD FORBID, NILE, DEATH ANGEL and PRONG. DIRGE also took part in the June 2008 Jägermeister Music Tour dates with HATEBREED, TYPE O NEGATIVE, and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD as well as the July 2008 Jägermeister Music Tour dates with DOPE and KITTIE.